Our house is a stunning Victorian villa situated in a peaceful position on the Esplanade, enjoying envious views across to Polruan and out to sea. This bright and airy property benefits from a large balcony, beautiful garden and terrace area with table and chairs.
The house boasts a large open plan living/dining area with a balcony providing beautiful panoramic views of the river - perfect for a morning coffee or evening drink. For the younger members of the group, there is a sun-room which makes a fun den and play room with tv and games.
The property comes with all the home-essentials such as dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 4 smart TVs and coffee maker to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize Bedroom with en-suite
Bedroom 2 - Twin Bedroom
Bedroom 3 - Bunk Beds Suitable For Children/Teenagers
Bedroom 4 - Kingsize Bedroom
Ground Floor: Entrance, hallway and Kingsize bedroom.
1st Floor: Twin bedroom, bunk room, bathroom, sun room.
2nd Floor: Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. Balcony with sea and river views.
3rd Floor: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite.
There is a patio and planted garden to the front of the house, and a courtyard area to the rear.
Not suited for those with limited mobility.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any disabilities in order to find the perfect home for your trip.
Sleeps 8 (+0) 4 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) Wifi
Check-in begins at 16:00.
You will be asked to check-out before 10:00.
Aldford House is on the Esplanade and does not have private parking. It is possible to stop outside for a short period to load/unload bags.
There are three long stay car parks in Fowey, all run by Cornwall Council. The closest is called Main Car Park. You can get hourly, daily, weekly and rover passes on their website or using the Just Park app.
There is also a free car park opposite squire’s field on Park Road. There are no allocated spaces and can fill up quickly during the summer weeks.
During the winter (Oct 1st – Apr 30th) there is a 2-hour short-stay car park on the town quay. There is also a short stay car park all year round at Albert Quay.
Our Handy Guide To Fowey!
FOOD & DRINK
You certainly won’t go hungry while you’re on holiday in Fowey – these are our favourite places to eat out!
- Evening Meals: The Quay House Hotel, Fowey Harbour Hotel and King of Prussia
- Relaxed and Family Friendly Dining: Sams, The Galleon and Havaeners
- Cafés, Lunch and Light Bites: Brown Sugar, Pinky Murphy, The Lifebuoy Café and The Cornish Bakery
- Tea Rooms: The Dwelling House and The Well House
- International: Pintxo, Sunny Spice and Bufala
-Take Home Treats: Haveners Fish & Chips, Kittows Deli and Game of Cones
There are several well-loved brand stores in Fowey such as Seasalt, Joules, Fat Face, and Mountain Warehouse. But the real charm of the town lies in the wide range of boutique, unique and independent shops. You can spend hours browsing for clothes, homewares, crafts, glassware, art, antiques, books, seaside knick-knacks, traditional children’s toys and don't forget the old-fashioned sweet shop!
There are also top-quality bakeries where you can find bread, rolls, pasties, cakes and treats. There may be no large supermarket, but with two local convenience stores and a Boots, you'll still find everything you need. There is a Co-op around 5 miles away, Asda and Tesco are around 7 miles, and all the major supermarkets will deliver online shopping as well.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Fowey is an estuary river town, so the obvious thing to do is spend a day messing about on the water! There are many kayak, canoe, and boat hire centres that go from both Quays. If you don’t have the strongest sea legs, then why not just take the passenger ferry over to Polruan for an afternoon! If you fancy going a little further, you can take the ferry round to Mevagissey too.
In the centre of Fowey there is a sweet little aquarium, and a local museum – both are worth a peek! Fowey has a 14th century church in the centre of the town and a 15th century fort, St. Catherine’s Castle, on the edge of the estuary.
The closest beach to town is Readymoney Cove, which has clean sands and is perfect for swimming. A swimming platform is moored off the beach during the summer months. There is also a fabulous little shop for all your seaside needs. However, no dogs are allowed between Easter and October.
There is a secret sea-pool hidden away at Whitehouse Pier which is perfect for a refreshing paddle while looking out over the estuary. It can only be found at certain times, so check those tide times!
Within a 5/10-minute drive, you can be at Polridmouth, Polkerris or Par Sands, and within a half hour drive you’ll find Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Porthpean, Pentewan or Mevagissey.
An hour’s drive and you are on the north coast of Cornwall – this is where you will find the more dramatic views, coastline and good surfing on some of the beaches.
Bit of a thrill seeker? Then Cornwall has some fantastic opportunities to get your adrenaline buzz! Hang Loose at Eden have zip wires and giant air swings, Adrenaline Quarry near Liskeard is perfect for a day full of crazy activities, and Retallack Watersports near Newquay is the place to head for total-wipeout style aqua adventures.
There are hundreds of miles of fantastic walks in Cornwall. The South West Coastal Path alone winds 630 miles around the county, and The Saints Way is 27 miles from Fowey on the south coast, right across to Padstow on the north coast. The Fowey Hall Walk is much more manageable at 4 miles and is the best way to see Fowey from all angles! We also particularly enjoy the Gribbin Head walk, especially when the Daymark is open in the summer. Whether you enjoy the sea, woods, rivers, moors or fields, you will not be disappointed with the walks in Cornwall.
The closest major attractions are The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. They really do offer something for everyone and make an enjoyable day-trip. For green-fingered travellers, there are also many other great gardens; in fact, there are officially 12 Great Gardens of Cornwall!
Cornwall is very famous for its tin mining heritage, and you will see many old engine houses dotted across the landscape. The countryside directly surrounding Fowey and St Austell is locally known as Clay Country due to its abundance of China Clay. Wheal Martyn is an interesting museum that gives a good insight into the history and culture of the clay works, and if you take the walk to the top of the grounds it overlooks a modern working pit.
There are lots of National Trust and English Heritage sites across Cornwall, as well as stately homes and gardens. Some of our local favourites are Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Restormel Castle and Caerhays Estate.
Thinking of bringing your 4-legged friend to Fowey? They will love it! Par Sands Beach and Polridmouth Cove are only a few minutes away and are dog-friendly all year round; Readymoney Cove in town allows them to play from October to Easter. Many of the pubs are pup-friendly, and Lazy Jacks even sell doggy ice cream! Sams on the Beach at Polkerris have a Waggy Wednesday during the winter, when you can take your dog for dinner followed by a walk on the beach – special pet friendly treats are on offer too.
If you’re looking for somewhere just for the kids, check out Camel Creek, Springfields, Dairyland, Kidzworld, Indoor Active, Newquay Zoo or Porfell Wildlife Centre. This is just small selection of the many dozens of places for families to visit! Pop into our office during your stay to pick up our “best days out” pack, full of leaflets and vouchers.
Don’t forget to follow Fowey Homes Holidays on social media for inspiration on days out. When booking your trip with us, please feel free to ask for some personal recommendations - we’d love to help you discover the real hidden gems of Cornwall and get the most of out of your time in beautiful Fowey.
Jane via HomeAway.
"Ideal Family Retreat. Beautiful house, comfortable and superb location. Everything you need is at the house. The views are spectacular."
- 06 Oct 2019Aldford House Anonymous guest
Colin via HomeAway.
"Fowey. Amazing house in a lovely location with very efficient customer service. Definitely a 5 star rating. We will be back
- 21 Sep 2019Aldford House Anonymous guest
Will via AirBnB.
"Everything was as you would want. Great house, perfect location, close to Ready money Cove and town. Happy times with 2 families of 4."
- 17 Aug 2019Aldford House Anonymous guest
Lesley via AirBnB.
“A truly beautiful and stylishly decorated house with stunning views and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.”
- 20 Jul 2019Aldford House Anonymous guest
Pegah via HomeAway.
"Tranquil lovely and cosy escape
We loved our stay at Aldford House. The house is exactly as described and better. It’s very cosy and the views from the living room and bedrooms are amazing. Its also very quite which was important for us as we have a 5 month old daughter. It’s literally 2 minutes walk into Fowey High Street where you will find cute cafes, restaurants and shops. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils. All communication were responded very promptly. Thank you for a lovely stay."
- 29 Jun 2019Aldford House Anonymous guest
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Albert via HomeAway.
"We enjoyed our stay at Aldford House. The decor was charming, and it had everything we needed as we were at home. We were able to relaxe in the balcony with cocktails and wines, and looking out to the bay after a long day of sightseeing around Cornwall. The only drawback was that there wasn’t on-site parking."
- 04 May 2019Aldford House Anonymous guest
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- 19 Nov 2018Aldford House Anonymous guest
John via HomeAway
Everything you could wish for in a holiday home.
Beautiful property, clean and very well equipped for a comfomfortable stay.
- 17 Oct 2018Aldford House Anonymous guest
Sarah via HomeAway
What an amazing house! We had a fantatsic stay here. The location is perfect - so close to town and the views of the river are perfect
- 06 Dec 2017Aldford House Anonymous guest
Kazuyuki via AirBnB
We had a lovely stay here - it's a fabulous house in a perfect central location. Very nicely decorated, comfortable beds and the kitchen is very well equipped. Fantastic view of the river. We parked on the road above the house (during the summer months you may need to venture up to the long stay car park). Abi was a very helpful host and very quick to answer emails.
- 14 Nov 2017Aldford House Anonymous guest
Victoria via AirBnB
I can’t rate this AirB&B enough...comfortable, homely, great location & amazing views. Probably one of the best equipped self catering places I’ve stayed in. See you next year :)
- 03 Nov 2017Aldford House Anonymous guest
Ian via HomeAway
Lovely House!!!! It is nice to see a Holiday Home where the owners actually care about It! The attention to detail, the furnishings and decor were fantastic.
- 09 Sep 2017Aldford House Anonymous guest
Angela via HomeAway
Great holiday. We have visited Fowey and Polruan over many years since the 1970s. We never tire of returning to this lovely spot. The house was extremely comfortable with everything you could wish for to enjoy a good holiday, whatever the weather.
- 17 Jun 2017Aldford House Anonymous guest
Susie via HomeAway
An amazing house with the best views over the river and the sea! Had a lovely time at the little beach down the road and many tasty meals in Fowey. The house is beautiful and was great for our week away
- 07 Nov 2016Aldford House Anonymous guest